You are invited! 
Join us this October at an energizing retreat featuring
Bishop Yvette Flunder!

October 11-13, 2018
Franklinton Center at Bricks in Whitakers, North Carolina

All inclusive registration is $250
Space is limited - register now

About Bishop Flunder

Bishop Yvette Flunder is a native San Franciscan and third generation preacher with roots in the Church of God in Christ. Bishop Flunder is an ordained minister of the United Church of Christ and holds both masters and doctorate degrees in Ministry from the Pacific School of Religion and the San Francisco Theological Seminary, respectively. In 2003, she was appointed Presiding Bishop of The Fellowship of Affirming Ministries, a multi-denominational coalition of over 56 churches and faith-based organizations from all over the world.

About Franklinton Center at Bricks



The fertile farmland of Franklinton Center at Bricks contains both tragedy and hope. The acres where tobacco and cotton once were harvested were part of a plantation known as the place to break unruly slaves. Through the ashes of that pre-Civil War horror, hope in the form of educational opportunity and leadership development was cultivated.

Franklinton Center at Bricks grew out of the union of two separate entities: Bricks School, founded by the American Missionary Association, and Franklinton Christian College. 


In the 21st century, Franklinton Center at Bricks plays a significant role in the education and nurture of church and community leaders, justice advocates, and young people. 

Franklinton Center at Bricks still holds reminders of the past: two buildings from the original school still exist, as does a magnolia tree that marks where a plantation whipping post once stood. The Bricks Museum at Memorial Hall offers a collection of historical documents that include photographs, paintings, artifacts, journals, and materials from the many lives of the site, including an early 20th-century post office and various schools.

The Center also partners with many area organizations in a variety of outreach programs. The Whitakers area has one of the highest poverty and illiteracy rates in the country, and is the second largest food desert in the United States. As part of its ministry, the center offers youth and adult literacy classes, plus many other programs, including nutrition, sustainable agriculture, environmental awareness, and racial and social injustice.

Parity retreats Made possible
by the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter FoundatioN


Retreat Schedule (subject to change)
October 11-13, 2018

Oct 11  Thursday, arrive by 4:00

  4:00  Welcome and tour of the grounds
  6:00  Dinner
  7:00  Cultivating Conversations / Music
  8:00 Opening worship with Bishop Flunder

Oct 12  Friday

  8:00 Breakfast and Bible study with Roberto Ochoa
  9:00 Session with Bishop Flunder
  11:00 Personal meditation, spiritual practice or prayer time
  12:00 Lunch
  1:00 Worship with Bishop Flunder
  2:30 Personal time
  3:30 Sontaia Briggs / Ashley Ellis:  Engaging and empowering youth
Parts 1 and 2
  5:30 Dinner and personal time
  7:00 Elly Mendez Angulo: Intersections in ministry
  8:30 Cultivating Conversations / Music

Oct 13 Saturday
  8:00 Breakfast and Bible study Robert Ochoa
  9:00  Closing Worship
  11:30 Farewells

Limited scholarship funds are available for students.  Email to inquire.